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My self-summary
I've been told I'm sweet, smart, committed, independent, and fun - I think those were all from people who liked me though! I'm sure there are people who would say I'm too stubborn, verbose, intense, and careless - all of those can be true too - depends on the day. I enjoy meeting new people (I am a true extrovert) and exploring new places. I am passionate about making a difference, developing authentic relationships, and seeing the world. My work is very important to me and I put a lot of myself into it. I work in marketing and pr for a nonprofit specializing in anticorruption and business ethics. I feel very strongly about it and can't imagine doing something that I didn't believe passionately about. I also love to play hard and think the ocean is one big playground.

I believe I have a unique ability to fit in anywhere, with any type of person, but I have a hard time respecting people who only care about keeping up with the Joneses. A lot of my views on life have been formed by my travels especially living my teenage years as an ex-pat (but not a diplomat brat!) in the Ivory Coast. Can't wait till I have an opportunity to go back and visit.

I really respect people who keep an open mind and have a curiosity about life and never stop asking "why". I also like people who see beyond their own corner of this Earth - and want to impact others' lives in a positive way. I'm looking for a genuine, caring, honest, and thoughtful (last one is important) guy who enjoys life and is an eternal optimist, like me. Bonus points if you are eager to share what you are passionate about - whatever it is.

A few years ago I wrote down my "list" of what I want in a guy and it had the typical - compassionate, intelligent, confident, good-looking, etc., etc. BUT, I recently have come to the very important conclusion that only three things matter - connection, compatibility, and chemistry - and despite what dating sites say, those things are not contained in an online profile.


So I stayed up waaaay too late the other night obsessively reading Best Of Craigslist (now you know why I need to date more) and there was this rant about on-line dating profiles. The poster hated people who said "love life" or "happy" or "optimistic" in their profiles because, to him or her, it seemed so self-evident and made the person seem simple or clueless. So I'm laying there saying darn - I think I have those phrases at least 5 times in my profile... I am in trouble!

But by the beautiful light of day I decided that:

1. Life is good
2. It's important to me that my partner thinks it is too
3. It's bad to start off any relationship - even friendship - faking who or what you are
4. I'm too lazy to research how to write the "perfect" profile
5. Best of CL is hilarious! You never realize how many crazy people with their crazy ideas and crazy things to sell there are in the world until you waste 3 hours reading all about them! (Check out the one about how SpongeBob would make the perfect woman - priceless!)
What I’m doing with my life
Trying to live it fully.
I’m really good at
Thinking of creative solutions to problems
Driving fast but not getting stopped (that might be luck)
Sorting lights from darks
Experimenting with recipes - usually it's edible
Analyzing song lyrics and remembering random ones
Almost killing house plants and bringing them back from the brink
The first things people usually notice about me
Overall - my energy and optimism. Physically - probably my eyes and smile.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I love all music. Right now I am into The XX, The Civil Wars, Mumford and Sons... but I will listen to anything once!

I read quite a bit. Just finished an amazing book - The Emperor of All Maladies. Really impacted me.

For work I read such valuable tomes as Organizational Communications: Processes and Analysis. Hard to keep awake sometimes :)

I read The Economist and O Magazine (yes, I'm such a girl!) on a semi-regular basis but will admit to flipping through US Weekly at the check-out stand (who is Kim marrying now?)
Six things I could never do without
Other people - I don't think I would want to survive if I was the only person left on Earth
Acts of kindness
The ability for free thought
My contacts or glasses - I would have a hard time navigating!
Variety and new things
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Totally random things like how does a reindeer differ from a regular deer to where I am going to get my oil changed to what is the meaning of life to what is the best approach to ending poverty...
On a typical Friday night I am
Making dinner
Being with family and friends
Watching Shark Tank - love that show
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
On here... I think the answers to some of those crazy questions. Once I get to know someone I am an open book. Ask me about egging police cars in high school on Halloween - really poor choice...
You should message me if
You got all the way to the end and you want to learn more! And I'm not as serious as I might seem in this profile!
The two of us